Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "Nigeria Air"

    Sirika: Nigeria Air to gulp $300m, awaiting FEC approval

Sirika: Nigeria Air to gulp $300m, awaiting FEC approval

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the Nigeria Air project is not lacking investors.He said institutions and airlines such as the African Development Bank (AfDB), AFREXIM, US-EXIM, Standard Chartered Bank, Boeing, Airbus and China-Exim Bank are some of the interested partners.The minister said the project followed due process and is currently at procurement stage awaiting approval of the [...]

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    Sirika: Take-off date of Nigeria Air to be announced soon

Sirika: Take-off date of Nigeria Air to be announced soon

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the embargo placed on Nigeria Air, the national carrier, will be lifted as soon as possible.According to James Daudu, the ministry’s deputy director of media and public affairs, Sirika said this while receiving Fahad Al Taffaq, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Nigeria, in Abuja on Monday.He quoted the minister as saying [...]

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    Onyema: Nigerian airlines not working well because of govt policies

Onyema: Nigerian airlines not working well because of govt policies

Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace, says government policies are the reasons Nigerian airlines are not working well.The Air Peace boss commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal executive council's decision to suspend the national carrier project saying other countries are running from owning a national carrier."There is this talk that domestic airlines are not doing well. [...]

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    ‘Nigeria Air didn’t lack investors’ — Sirika contradicts Lai

‘Nigeria Air didn’t lack investors’ — Sirika contradicts Lai

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says it is untrue that the Nigeria Air project was suspended over lack of investors.In a statement issued on his behalf d by James Odaudu, deputy director, media and public affairs, ministry of transportation, Sirika said a number of “well-grounded” investors were ready to key into the project.The minister's comment contradicts that of [...]

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    FG: Why we suspended Nigeria Air

FG: Why we suspended Nigeria Air

The federal government says it suspended the national carrier project due to investor apathy.Addressing journalists on Monday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, explained that investors who were supposed to partner with the government on the project were no longer forthcoming.It was recently announced that Nigeria Air, which was supposed to [...]

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    The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

To start with, we cannot truly move forward as a nation until we start putting politics where it belongs, asking critical questions that will take us out of the current woods we have found ourselves. Each time we allow politics to block our collective reasoning; it sets us backward as a people. Our bane in Nigeria is the version of [...]

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    Airline operators back suspension of national carrier

Airline operators back suspension of national carrier

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has commended the federal government for taking the step to suspend the national carrier project.On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, announced that the federal government had decided to suspend the national carrier project indefinitely.In a statement on Thursday, Nogie Meggisson, chairman of AON, said the move was in response to the operators  [...]

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    Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Nigeria Air was still-birthed because it was never meant to reach parturition in the first place. It was a grand scam. A cash-out for the boys; though I fell for it.When Hadi Siriki, minister of aviation, displayed a nondescript logo announcing that Nigeria Air would launch in December, I became seized by national fervour. In my rapture, I praised the [...]

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    ‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, announced that the federal government had directed indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air, the national carrier project.Sirika had unveiled the name and logo of the carrier at an airshow in London, in July.He had added that government was in talks with aircraft providers ahead of the take-off of the project.“We’ve been talking to [...]

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    FG suspends national carrier project indefinitely

FG suspends national carrier project indefinitely

The federal government has suspended the national carrier project indefinitely.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, made this known on Wednesday."I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim. All commitments due will be honoured. We thank the public for the support as always," he wrote [...]

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    Sirika debunks Ethiopian Airlines’ claim of being favourite in Nigeria Air bid

Sirika debunks Ethiopian Airlines’ claim of being favourite in Nigeria Air bid

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the claim by Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, of being favourite to manage Nigeria Air is fake.He made this known through James Odaudu, the ministry's deputy director, media and public affairs, on Tuesday.The Ethiopian Airline boss had said his company is the frontrunner in the bids while addressing a press conference in [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines ‘favourite’ to manage Nigeria Air

Ethiopian Airlines ‘favourite’ to manage Nigeria Air

Tewolde Gebremariam, the chief executive officer of Ethiopian Airlines, says his company is the frontrunner in the bidding process for the management of Nigeria Air.Speaking at a news conference in Addis Ababa on Friday, Gebremariam said the group of investors interested in establishing the national carrier is small."We are among a small group with an interest in establishing a national [...]

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    Sirika: Why Nigeria Airways died

Sirika: Why Nigeria Airways died

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says Nigeria Airways died because of governance and finance issues.Speaking on Thursday at the 47th convocation of the Air Force Institute of Technology in Kaduna, Sirika said the case of the newly-unveiled Nigeria Air will be different."The ownership is different. It is different because it is private sector-driven," he said."Government will own a [...]

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    How Buhari, Saraki, and Malami are killing Nigeria Air

How Buhari, Saraki, and Malami are killing Nigeria Air

I write for a generation that never flew Nigeria Airways, Virgin Nigeria nor Air Nigeria -- and possibly will never fly Nigeria Air. A generation that has seen Nigeria let her down too many times, yet has done so much in keeping the country up. That generation, that has resolved and refused to pass a broken Nigeria to her own children. [...]

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    Sowore calls Nigeria Air pre-election propaganda, says it only exists on Facebook

Sowore calls Nigeria Air pre-election propaganda, says it only exists on Facebook

Omoyele Sowore, 2019 presidential aspirant, has criticised the new national carrier, describing it as a propaganda move by the All Progressives Congress (APC).According to Sowore, Nigeria Air which was launched in London only exists on Facebook.The Sahara Reporters publisher made the comments on Monday in Abuja during a meeting with members of the #TakeItBack Movement.He said: "Nigeria Air doesn't exist, [...]

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    Sirika: We are not paying $300m for 5% stake in Nigeria Air

Sirika: We are not paying $300m for 5% stake in Nigeria Air

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government is not paying $300 million for a five per cent stake in Nigeria Air.In responses to questions raised about the national carrier which was launched on Wednesday, July 18, Sirika said the government is providing startup capital for the airline."The government is not funding the entire project. It’s just [...]

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